1700 Kanal Land Freed From Encroachers In Bijbehara

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Srinagar- The authorities in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday claimed to have retrieved over 1700 kanals of land in Bijbehara through regular anti encroachment and demolition drives.

These details were shared by SDM Bijbehara with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla during a meeting to review the revenue and allied issues at the sub divisional level and in light of the various recent initiatives of the government, an official spokesperson said.

He said Dr Singla laid stress on wider dissemination of information regarding good governance initiatives like Apki Zameen Apki Nigraani so that people can take benefit of such schemes. He emphasized that the Revenue department must ensure services enlisted under PSGA are delivered in a time bound manner.

He said that there should be no laxity on this account and anybody causing delays will be taken to task under law. He also directed the officers to encourage people to utilize online e-services that have recently been inaugurated in the district for obtaining various certificates.

The DC directed the officials to ensure transfer of land to govt departments and updation of records wherever such transfer has been effected. He asked them to identify patches of land along the old highway where public offices can be setup for public convenience.

With regards to grievance redressal, Dr Singla asked the officials to ensure that any grievances must be inquired into in a time bound manner and redressal must be prompt and appropriate. He asked to ensure that the aggrieved must be satisfied with the resolution provided as per standing legal procedure.

He further said that the officers must maintain strict vigilance on subordinate employees and any complaints of corruption must be thoroughly investigated and erring officials booked under law, advocating a zero tolerance policy towards corrupt practices.

Dr Singla fixed the eviction targets for encroached land and directed the Tehsildars to work on fast track basis to retrieve the state / kahcharie land from encroachers. He said that failure to achieve eviction targets would be viewed as connivance with encroachers and strict penal action will follow.

The chair was apprised that the sub collectorate with two tehsils has completed the jamabandi in all patwar halqas and one jamabandi is under revision besides 46 girdawaries have also been completed as of now.

SDM Bijbehara informed the chair that the department has earmarked Kahcharie and State land that can be used for developmental activities.

The tehsildars apprised the chair that in order to ensure transparent effective functioning, several mutation camps have been organised in the area and 66 mutations have been attested.

The SDM briefed the DC on the progress made so far towards removal of encroachments / illegal occupation and assured the chair that action against violators will continue.

He informed that regular anti encroachment drives and demolition drives are being carried out and encroachments over 1700 kanals of state, kahcharie land have been removed till date. He assured the chair that other encroachments have been identified and the process of eviction is underway on all such portions.

The meeting was attended by ACR, SDM Bijbehara, Tehsildars of Bijbehara and Srigufwara and other revenue officials.


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